Sturgill Simpson @ NYC's Joe's Pub in July (more by Chris La Putt)

Psychedelic country singer Sturgill Simpson released his great second album, called Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, back in May via his own High Top Mountain label // Loose Music (UK). It serves as the follow-up to 2013's more classic sounding High Top Mountain, yet Simpson is still drawing from the '70s style of country heroes like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Merle Haggard. Though he resides in Nashville, Metamodern Sounds... stands apart from that whole slick country machine. You'll find a complete stream of the album and videos for LP stand-outs "Life of Sin," "It Ain't All Flowers," "Turtles All the Way Down," and "Just Let Go" at the bottom of this post.

Sturgill Simpson and his incredibly tight backing band are currently touring internationally, including stints with the Zac Brown Band and Jason Isbell. They'll eventually make their way to Chicago for a headlining show of their own at Thalia Hall on December 6. Advance tickets are on sale now.

All Sturgill Simson dates, a stream of Metamodern Sounds..., and those videos lie after the jump...


Sturgill Simpson - "Life of Sin" on the Late Show with David Letterman

Sturgill Simpson - "It Ain't All Flowers"

Sturgill Simpson - "Turtles All the Way Down"

Sturgill Simpson - "Just Let Go"

Sturgill Simpson -- 2014 Tour Dates
Aug 28 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
Aug 29 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - Bethel, NY *
Aug 30 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY *
Aug 31 Hershey Park Stadium - Hershey, PA *
Sep 05 Fiddler's Green Amphitheater - Greenwood Village, CO *
Sep 06 Fiddler's Green Amphitheater - Greenwood Village, CO *
Sep 11 The Troubador - Los Angeles, CA
Sep 13 Chinook Festival - Naches, WA
Sep 19 Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival - Bristol, TN
Sep 20 Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival - Bristol, TN
Sep 24 Pokalen Pub - Oslo, Norway
Sep 25 Madam Felle - Bergen, Norway
Sep 26 Bryggarsalen - Stockholm, Sweden
Sep 28 Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, Denmark
Sep 29 Dingwalls - London, United Kingdom
Sep 30 The Maze @ The Forest Tavern - Nottingham, Uk
Oct 01 The Tunnels - Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 02 Leaf - Liverpool, Uk
Oct 03 Triskel Arts Centre - Cork, Ireland
Oct 04 Whelans - Dublin, Ireland
Oct 05 Oran Mor - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 06 The Sage Gateshead - Gateshead, United Kingdom
Oct 10 Terminal West @ King Plow Arts Center - Atlanta, GA
Oct 11 Fall for Greenville - Greenville, SC
Oct 16 Ak-Chin Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ *
Oct 17 MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, NV *
Oct 18 San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA *
Oct 19 Sleep Train Amphitheatre at Chula Vista - Chula Vista, CA *
Oct 26 Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN !
Oct 31 Voodoo Festival - New Orleans, LA
Nov 01 Moe's - Mobile, AL
Nov 02 Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL
Nov 04 The Pour House - Charleston, SC
Nov 05 Sky City - Augusta, GA
Nov 06 Durham Performing Arts Center - Durham, NC !
Nov 07 The Chop Shop - Charlotte, NC
Nov 08 Cox Capitol Theatre - Macon, GA
Nov 09 WorkPlay Theatre - Birmingham, AL
Nov 11 Proud Larry's - Oxford, MS
Nov 12 Thirsty Hippo - Hattiesburg, MS
Nov 14 Sam's Burger Joint - San Antonio, TX
Nov 15 Club Dada - Dallas, TX
Nov 16 Fitzgerald's Downstairs - Houston, TX
Nov 18 Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ
Nov 20 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
Nov 21 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
Nov 22 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
Nov 23 Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub - Sacramento, CA
Nov 25 Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
Nov 26 Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
Nov 28 The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 02 Knucklehead's - Kansas City, MO
Dec 04 Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN
Dec 05 Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI
Dec 06 Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL

* -- w/ Zac Brown Band
! -- w/ Jason Isbell

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